According to court records, on March 26, 2014, the FBI was alerted that the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office had received a tip that a juvenile female allegedly was engaged in prostitution for a pimp known as “Midas,” later identified as Cooley. In the early morning hours of March 26, law enforcement located the juvenile in a hotel room in Dumfries, Virginia. During a subsequent interview, the juvenile revealed that she had run away from her home in North Carolina and had been recruited initially by a pimp in Charlotte to engage in prostitution. After two weeks of working for the Charlotte pimp, the juvenile allegedly was transported by Cooley to Fredericksburg, Virginia to engage in further prostitution.
According to their plea agreements, the Patels held the positions of pharmacy technician and lead pharmacy technician, starting at $10/hour and eventually becoming salaried employees, making approximately $1,400 biweekly. In addition, the Patels were provided with housing and transportation, making their total salary and benefits between $70,000 and $120,000. The value of the housing and transportation benefits were not disclosed on the Patels’ income tax returns.
As a result of the scheme, Whitehead and co-conspirator Christopher Johnson received at least 144 bank deposits from governmental agencies totaling approximately $2,321,058.95 which was reasonably foreseeable to Whitehead. The scheme involved between 50 and 250 business victims.
In addition, on June 28, July 16 and August 10, 2010, Whitehead submitted duplicate charges to a government credit card that the Department of Homeland Security had provided to her to pay for goods provided pursuant to a government contract. The resulting loss to the federal government was $39,983.16.
When a multi-agency force took down the operation in 2012, nearly 30 individuals were arrested and charged with various counts of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods, as well as other crimes—including money laundering and drug trafficking.
“This was a complex case,” said Special Agent Ron Pascale, who worked the investigation from our Newark Division. “But over time, we identified the entire conspiracy and dismantled it.”
FREDERICK, MD. Two men were charged by Frederick Police with possession of cocaine on Aug. 18, 2014, at 11:48 am have decades long criminal records that span the Chesapeake Bay and have kept courts and prosecutors busy in many Maryland counties. Of course, since this is the FREE STATE, both men were free on bail the same day that they were locked up, in spite of their records.
Officers of the Frederick Police Department conducted a traffic stop in the 100 block of Clarke Place.
During the traffic stop officers requested a K9 to respond and conduct a sniff of the vehicle. The K9 arrived and alerted to the presence of drugs within the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle a Ziploc bag of cocaine was located. Both the driver, Kenneth William Nicewarner, of East F Street in Clear Spring, Md., and the passenger, Joseph Haupt were placed under arrest.
Mister Booze and Drive Had Heat
LUSBY, MD. Police report that one DUI driver was loaded in more ways than one. On 8/17/14 at 3:05 am, Trooper First Class Wiesemann stopped a vehicle on HG Trueman Rd. near Town Square Dr. in Lusby for traffic violations. Charles W. Mister, 25, of Lusby, was speaking with slurred speech and the odor of alcohol was emitting from inside the vehicle and on his breath. He was arrested for DUI. A search incident to the arrest revealed a loaded handgun in the glove compartment. He was additionally charged with possession of a handgun. He was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.
A three-year old girl, believed to be Miller’s daughter, was found inside the car suffering from trauma to the upper body. Based on the initial reports from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, it appears Miller had stabbed and shot his daughter. The child was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.
O’Dule’s bar and bistro stood like an invitingly cozy, ivy-laden, green painted Irish drawbridge at the bottom of a large brownstone castle—welcoming at the base of an older structure with pinnacles and spiral outcroppings, missing only the gargoyles. The building had character, the character of the sixties, but like Rydell’s building down the street, it’d been slated for eventual knock-down. Another mall was needed. And while the wrecking ball might take a year, it would find O’Dule’s, despite the sad hue and cry of old-time patrons. Blind as a wrecking ball had become the battle cry of the opposition in op-ed pieces in the Atlanta Constitution. To be sure, a small but vocal minority favoring old Atlanta to new—the same group that stood against gambling casinos and urban renewal plans geared only to the tourism trade. The same group who preferred to say confound it instead of a four-letter word. Still, who could fight it? The New Look of ’Lanta with its own theme song, an old Disney favorite about blue birds and butterflies, peaches and sunshine? And jobs! Men at work, even women at work alongside illegals at work. Meanwhile the fat got fatter, rich richer—men of position and wealth made it so; men with deep pockets who laid out small fortunes on a media campaign blitz that proved Pavlov’s Dog was alive and well.
GLEN BURNIE, MD. So much for being a loyal customer to Target —- which might have been on the mind of Orvil Glynn as the cops locked him on charges of running a con scheme with stolen credit cards. Why was he caught? Police say that a Target loss prevention detective spotted him as being a regular with lots of goofy credit cards and wham — it was all over.
Police report that on August 14, 2014, at approximately 5:00 p.m., officers from the Northern District responded to the Target store located at 6717 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie for a theft suspect who returned to the store.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. — 08/18/2014 — A man who wrote with exceptional passion, according to many reviewers of his books, about the many tragic deaths caused by landmines left behind by war lords and modern armies, became a rolling land mine of his own last week when he allegedly drove while impaired and killed an Albemarle County Virginia resident.
The Albemarle County Police Department is investigating a fatal crash which occurred on Thursday, August 14th 2014.The crash occurred at 6:27 pm in the 9600 block of the Rockfish Gap Turnpike or Rt. 250 near Rt. 151 by Afton. Two vehicles and a tractor trailer were involved in the crash. At this time, the circumstances of the crash remain under investigation.
Donovan James Webster, 55 years old from Charlottesville, was arrested at the scene and charged with Driving Under the Influence.